Dragon Ball Z Budokai

I (one of few I’m told), have not seen any of Dragon Ball Z, whether on the screen or in stores, so I didn’t know what to expect when I received the latest game based on the hit series.For a first-timer like myself the graphics and menu style are slightly surreal, from the camp commentator to the weird little ‘vertically challenged’ green people you must fight it just oozes weird.The game is essentially a standard 3D fighter with (I assume) moves from the TV series, with a slightly different take on the button-mashing concept.
To stop people from doing it, it puts a movement control onto the D-Pad (using the X button to hover), however, the rest of controls can just be mashed to make a combat move.

There is a world master event, however, it goes from extremely easy to ridiculously hard in the space between matches.

The main mode you’ll be on is the history mode where you can play matches from the memory of an older character. This is a great way to experience the game, allowing you to rip up the enviroments and kick-up some fuss.

A good little fighter for people in the know, but there isn’t a lot here for people not familiar with the series.

Platform: PS2
Developer: Spike
Publisher: Atari
RRP: £29.99


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